Iranian FM Hails "Excellent" Meeting with Pakistani Counterpart
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that he had an "excellent" meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmoud Qureshi in Tehran on Wednesday, adding that both countries agreed to further enhance ties.
“Iran and Pakistan agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation and regional coordination on Afghanistan, Palestine, multilateralism and fighting anti-Muslim bigotry,” Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Thursday.
“Excellent meeting with my brother and friend Pakistan FM Shah Mahmoud Qureshi in Tehran. Opened new border crossing and signed MOU on border markets,” he added.
Qureshi arrived in Iran on Tuesday evening for a three-day official visit.
Visiting Pakistani foreign minister met and held talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Zarif on Wednesday.
Iranian and Pakistani foreign ministers inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up joint border marketplaces, aimed at strengthening cross-border economic exchanges.
By signing this MoU and with the aim of promoting economic relations between the two countries and welfare of frontiersmen and border dwellers, the two sides agreed to establish joint border markets along the common border between the two countries.
Accordingly, three border marketplaces will be opened in the border points of Kouhak-Chedgi, Rimdan-Gabd and Pishin-Mand in the first phase.
Moreover, joint border marketplaces will be set up in three other border points later.